KMFDM Biography

KMFDM is a German industrial rock band formed in 1984. The band was founded by Sascha Konietzko, who is the only constant member. KMFDM's music is characterized by its heavy use of electronic instruments and its mix of various musical genres such as rock, electronic, and metal.

KMFDM released their debut album "What Do You Know, Deutschland?" in 1985 and quickly gained a cult following in the industrial music scene. They gained mainstream attention with the release of their 1989 album "UAIOE", which featured the hit single "Godlike".

Throughout the 1990s, KMFDM continued to release critically acclaimed albums such as "Naive", "Angst" and "Nihil" and also released several EPs and singles. Their 1995 album "Nihil" marked a departure from their earlier sound and was considered a breakthrough success for the band.

In the late 1990s, KMFDM went on hiatus but was eventually reformed in 2002. Since then, they have released several more albums, including "Attak" (2002), "Blitz" (2009) and "Paradise" (2019).

KMFDM has been credited as one of the most influential industrial music acts of all time, and has inspired a wide range of artists in the genre. The band's music often features politically and socially conscious lyrics, and they have been known for their anti-establishment and anti-fascist message.

KMFDM has also been known for their elaborate stage shows, which have been a staple of their live performances. Throughout the band's career, Konietzko has been vocal about his opposition to war and fascism, and his activism on the issue has been a major theme in KMFDM's music and live shows.


il Cabaret del Diavolo (Since 2005) was created for one reason, to bring together a mix of EBM Electronic Body Music and OldSchool Industrial of the 80's & 90's. But we play many others too of course such as SynthPop, DarkWave, Aggrotech, New Beat and Elektronische Musik. Long Live EBM!